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Poster: JoeFarro Date: Dec 10, 2005 2:35pm
Forum: forums Subject: Proper use of archive.org

Hi, I'm Joe Farro, host of a show Downstairs Theater.com. We've been using archive.org to host our files, as they're publicly available free and under creative commons. I recieved feedback recently that archive.org was only meant for 'historical' data, and that my use was improper. Yet I cant find any information in the terms of service that would suggest this.

Anyone got info one way or another? The videos are of a humerous web show we're creating for the community. We have no way of making money off the show (we dont have any banner ads, sponsorships, etc.). I figured we were ok, but want to make sure.

For an example of our show, episode 1 is at: http://www.archive.org/details/DownstairsTheaterEpisode1

Thanks in advance,

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Poster: glenn Date: Dec 10, 2005 5:27pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Proper use of archive.org

Well, since everything that happens eventually becomes history, I'd say you can't decide what is and isn't historical. If a curator has approved your file, don't worry about it.

And since at this point, about 150 people have downloaded the episode you linked to, it must be of some interest to someone... notice no bad reviews yet either.


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 10, 2005 11:52pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Proper use of archive.org

IIRC there was an article in the New York Times last February suggesting that people host their vlogs in the Open Source Movies collection here, and people certainly seemed to take that suggestion! There are also clips of people walking down stairs, feeding pets, washing dishes and the like. So you might want to tell your correspondents to explore the breadth of the site before drawing final conclusions. ;)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-12-11 07:52:09

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